This Week at Bungie
This week at Bungie, we launched a whole bunch of missiles.
It’s been an action packed week. Over the weekend, we watched as Rasputin sent literal ordnance into the sky to take down the Almighty in Destiny 2’s first live in-game event. We followed that up with a mighty salvo of virtual launches in the form of media, articles, and a stream to showcase the future of Destiny. Season of Arrivals has started building a bridge to this fall, when Guardians will wield the Darkness for the first time in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.
Here’s the full stream in case you haven’t had a chance to watch yet.
Don’t have time to watch the full stream? Here are a couple of the first looks at Destiny 2: Beyond Light.
We’re excited about the future of Destiny. To lay the groundwork, we have to make some changes to the core game. Several less-explored locations and activities will be going into the Destiny Content Vault (DCV) to pave the way for new hotness like Europa coming this fall. We lay out a lot of information on what to expect in our Building a Viable Future in Destiny 2 article. We know you have a lot more questions and we’ll have answers to share throughout the summer.
Since Season of Arrivals acts as a prelude to Beyond Light, we have held our plans for the Season close to our chest until the reveal this week. The Pyramid ships have begun to arrive on Io and Eris is hard at work trying to decipher their intentions. She needs your help.
Oh, and did we mention there is a brand new dungeon? Prophecy is free to all players and transports you into a strange dimension to seek out the IX. It’s got some real Rainbow Road vibes too. Here’s a peek.
The future is bright and full of new challenges to tackle. We hope to see you out there.
MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
By the time that this TWAB is published, a few changes to Crucible matchmaking will be live. Matchmaking based on player skill has been removed from all playlists except Elimination, Survival, and Survival: Freelance. Trials of Osiris will continue to be matched based on the number of wins on your Passage.
We are doing this to:
Respond to community feedback.
Shorten queue times for players.
Improve connection quality of matches.
Provide more places where the outcome of the match isn’t as important as enjoying the experience.
Play into the strengths of Crucible being a bombastic, frenetic action game.
The pursuit of Glory Points in Survival and attempting to go Flawless in Trials of Osiris will allow those playlists to reinforce that the outcome of matches are important and keep the stakes high. We want the rest of the Crucible to be less of a high-stakes environment where players can have a more relaxed experience and just enjoy the Destiny multiplayer sandbox.
We will continue to monitor feedback and game data around these changes. If we decide to make any further adjustments, we’ll let you know.
COUNTED YOU ONE OF MY CREW
The Destiny Dev Team has a quick update on a change we are making to the Dredgen title.
Destiny Dev Team: Hey everyone, As you may have read here, we made some changes to the World Loot Pool. As a result, a few of the legendary weapons in the Playing for Keeps Collection badge no longer have a reward source in the game. While we still strongly believe that gear collection is a critical part of what it means to earn and wear a title, we’re going to remove the Playing for Keeps badge from the Dredgen title requirements in an update next week. While not trivial, the badge didn’t represent the challenging portions of earning the title. We feel removing this requirement doesn’t reduce the meaning of wearing Dredgen over your head. That said, we don’t like making changes to titles as their complexity and depth is what gives them meaning, but in this case, the long-term weapon health outweighs a small change to the title. We know you have a lot of questions about how our Destiny Content Vault announcement this week will affect other Triumphs and titles. We will have more details for you soon. Thank you, and keep sending us feedback as we strive to make a meaningful, evolving world in Destiny.
We have a new item from Bungie Rewards available to anyone brave enough to defeat the new dungeon before the end of the season. Players who complete Prophecy will unlock an Emissary of the IX Hoodie that can be purchased from the Bungie Store.
We will have be adding more Bungie Rewards during Season of Arrivals so keep an eye out.
GROUND CONTROL TO YOU
When new content is released, the Player Support Team is carefully watching to identify any new issues that emerge so we can get fixes in the works.
This is their report.
SEASON OF ARRIVALS AND BEYOND With the launch of Season of Arrivals on June 9, and with the announcement of Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Destiny Player Support wants to make players aware of resources that are available regarding said content. This includes:
Please note that past Season Pass rewards from the previous Season, Season of the Worthy, are available to claim here. Past Season Pass rewards from Season of the Worthy will be unable to claim when Season of Arrivals ends HOTFIX 22.214.171.124
Hotfix 126.96.36.199. is planned for the week of Monday, June 15. For more information on this release as it becomes available, players should visit our Destiny Server and Update Status help article. For live updates as this maintenance occurs, players should follow @BungieHelp on Twitter or monitor our support feed at help.bungie.net.” CHARGED WITH LIGHT
Shortly before the launch of Season of Arrivals, DPS became aware of a bug regarding the seasonal Charged with Light armor mods. This bug allows players to equip all of the current seasonal Charged with Light armor mods on any of the Season of the Worthy armor pieces without having previously acquired them. While this bug will be fixed in Hotfix 188.8.131.52, the team has decided not to disable the mods until then to allow players to try out the mods for this week. UPCOMING RESOLVED ISSUES
Below is a list of issues that will be resolved with Hotfix 184.108.40.206:
The Guardian Angel artifact armor mod is not granting its perk when the mod is slotted.
The Breach Resonator artifact armor mod is not granting its perk when the mod is slotted.
On controllers, Sprint will cancel if players press the Sprint action again.
Players will a full engram inventory of Umbral Engrams may be blocked from completing the Season of Arrivals opening quest.
Visible holes are present in the EDZ terrain where the Seraph Towers used to be.
BEYOND LIGHT PRE-ORDER ITEMS ON XBOX
In order to receive their pre-order bonus items players who have purchased the Destiny 2: Beyond Light or Destiny 2: Beyond Light + Season pre-order bundles on XBOX need to manually download the “Destiny 2: Beyond Light Pre-Order Pack”. Players who have purchased the Destiny 2: Beyond Light Deluxe Edition pre-order bundle on XBOX will need to manually download both the “Destiny 2: Beyond Light Pre-Order Pack” and the “Destiny 2: Beyond Light Exotic Emote”
From the Xbox dashboard, highlight the Destiny 2 image
Select “Manage game & add-ons”
Navigate to the “Ready to install” section on the left
“Destiny 2: Beyond Light Pre-Order Pack” should appear on the right. For Deluxe Edition owners, “Destiny 2: Beyond Light Exotic Emote” should also be listed.
Select “Destiny 2: Beyond Light Pre-Order Pack” on the right, then select Install
Deluxe Edition owners should also select “Destiny 2: Beyond Light Exotic Emote” on the right, then select Install
Wait for the console to report the DLC is installed
Start Destiny 2, and visit the Cryptarch in the Tower to acquire all pre-order items.
Some players who have already pre-ordered may run in to an issue where the Pre-Order Pack and Exotic Emote are not showing in the “ready to install” section. For those players, these are the next steps:
Open the Microsoft Store app and navigate to the specific bundle they purchased
Select the “Install” button. This shouldn’t take long, it’s no more than ~30 MB
“Ready to install” for Destiny 2 in “My games & apps” should now be populated with the missing DLC.
If re-installing the bundle doesn’t populate “ready to install”, players should try these steps:
Open the Microsoft Store app
Search for “Destiny 2: Beyond Light Pre-Order Pack” and select it from the search results
On the product page, select Install
For Deluxe Edition owners, repeat the above steps for “Destiny 2: Beyond Light Exotic Emote”
Wait for those download(s) to complete and then try the game again
CURRENT KNOWN ISSUES
The Almost Mighty Exotic Ghost Shell and the Saint's Vocation Exotic ship appear invisible.
The Tommy's Matchbook catalyst quest has been removed from player inventories.
The Destiny 2: Beyond Light pre-order emblem does not appear in the Collections.
Amanda Holliday has two Legendary ships in her inventory that can’t be purchased.
Console players may experience blacked out emblems, invisible ships, and a Power Level of 0 in orbit.
Dying to Environmental Hazards or The Architects will sometimes show a recommended Power Level of 1880947200.
Welcome to the first Movie of the Week for Season of Arrivals. Does that make this one more special? Not particularly. But sometimes asking a rhetorical question like that is a fun way to start a paragraph. If you’re new here, Movie of the Week is where we highlight videos we like from the community. All videos below will guarantee their creators a special emblem. If you win, just make sure you have your Bungie.net profile linked in the description.
Here are the winners!
Movie of the Week: Horses in the Back
Honorable Mention: Close Call
What a week! Explosions, videos, reveals - oh my! We covered a lot this week, but there is much, much more to do. Throughout the summer, we’ll continue to share more on Beyond Light and the changes coming this fall. We hope you enjoyed the reveal and we’re once again eagerly awaiting getting to watch you experience what we’ve been working on – both in Season of Arrivals and Beyond… Light.